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#12 myeppo Talks To…. ELYSE CHONG

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In my past dealings with Elyse Chong, I have found her to be pleasant, professional and passionate about her job. The affable Elyse is Content Manager, Malaysia of Telum Media. 

For the initiated, Telum Media was founded in 2013 by former PR and journalism professionals who saw the need for a comprehensive media database in the Asia Pacific region. The fast-growing, entrepreneurial, PR technology company consist of former PR professionals and reporters.

Elyse on Instagram
Elyse on Instagram

In the following Q&A with myeppo, Elyse opens up about the lessons learnt during this pandemic….

How have you adapted to life in the new norm?

I have been adapting to the new normal very well. There isn’t much change to my personal life as I do appreciate the moment that allows me to have more personal space and time. 

What has been the biggest lesson learnt during the pandemic?

It has further opened my eyes to the importance of giving back to the community. I have seen a lot of people struggling to survive, lost their jobs and some even developed mental illness. This is the time we all should work together and support those who are in need. No matter what situation we are in, we can all make a difference.

At work, the biggest challenge would be perpetuating the uncertainties brought upon us. We need to be flexible to align ourselves with the business needs and processes. 

How do you achieve a work-life balance?

I am fortunate enough where my company always fosters a work-life balance culture. This is crucial to help me stay even more productive despite working from home, simultaneously juggling multiple roles.

What advice would you give to those who want to follow in your footsteps?

Good time management and self-discipline are the key elements to drive one towards meeting goals in all areas of your life, be it career or personal life.

What is your beauty routine like?

I’m using SK-II products including the Facial Treatment Gentle Cleanser and R.N.A Power Radical New Age. I have been using these for the past three years and I’m loving them! These products are great to lock in moisture giving me radiant and brighter-looking skin.

For fragrance, I’m using Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia, mixed with 154 cologne which helps to cut the sweetness. Currently, I’m into Kiehl’s Superbly Restorative Argan Body Lotion. It’s by far the best body lotion that I have tried and it really helps in improving my skin condition. For cleanser, I’m also using Sulwhasoo’s Gentle Cleansing; its ingredients are natural and I love the scent very much.

Away from work, what forms of wellness do you indulge in? 

I love Thai massage as it helps to ease my muscle tension and improve my sleep quality. It also allows me to relieve stress and relax. 

What are your goals for the rest of 2021?

Stay healthy and being able to inspire others to better themselves.

Myeppo Talks To… is a weekly series in which we profile dynamic personalities. It is out every Monday. For more on Elyse, follow her @elysechong on Instagram.